As its name suggests, small corner bathtubs are a smaller version of an ordinary bathtub which can be fit into the corners of your bathroom. While most bathtubs will take up an entire wall of your bathroom, corner bathtubs need a little space from two walls, which it is attached to. Most bathtubs that are installed in a corner have four to five sides and their basins come in the shapes of either circles, squares or triangles.
Because it is not elongated, a corner tub is actually a lot roomier than conventional bathtubs. Despite its small size, most small corner bathtubs can accommodate up to two people. This comes in handy with a small bathroom. Some bathrooms are originally built to be utilitarian, consisting of a toilet area, a bathroom vanity unit and a shower. Sometimes, even a bathroom shower is not present and people have to make do with water from the faucet.
If you’re in this type of setup, and find yourself wanting a small bathtub of your own so you have a place to relax after a hard day’s work, you may find that a small corner bathtub can offer the same benefits as a regular tub while taking up less space. These small bathtubs are also suitable for bathrooms where a typical elongated tub can’t be installed because although the bathroom is spacious, it has a lot of corners.
Another example of a bathroom layout where corner bathtubs can be most useful is when the bathroom has a walk in shower area, but due to bathroom plumbing and other problems, a bathtub can’t be installed under it to make a bath/shower area. Some people love to go all-out on decorating their bathrooms and would sometimes go for luxurious bathtubs. However, the end result is disastrous – bathroom fixtures taking up too much space can make for a really crowded bathroom. Although you may feel like your bathroom has enough space, installing a small corner bathtub is not a bad idea; it opens up the space and makes it feel lighter, more relaxed and pleasing to the eye.